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HistoryEdit

Delivered to McChord on 20 December 1941, 41-2471 was assigned to the 19th Bomb Group at Java on 18 January 1942. Transferred to the 7th Bomb Group's 9th Bomber Squadron, the aircraft crash-landed at Djokjakarta, Java on 8 February 1942, and was abandoned.[2][3]

Captured and repaired by the Japanese, the aircraft was used for training to develop fighter tactics against USAAF B-17s being used in the Pacific. Eventual fate of this aircraft is unknown,[1] although it is believed to have been scrapped, along with the other two B-17s captured by the Japanese, before the end of the war.

SourcesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 USAF Historical Research Agency (B-17 Flying Fortress Units of the Pacific War) via Wikimedia
  2. http://cgibin.rcn.com/jeremy.k/cgi-bin/gzUsafSearch.pl?target=41-2471&content=
  3. https://b17flyingfortress.de/en/b17/41-2471/